Posts on ‘parenting’

Easing the transition of a move

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Easing the transition of a Move   “Home is wherever you are… together.” -Alma Powell Moving can be quite stressful as it triggers the bittersweet memories within us of letting go and moving on. The mixed emotions in saying goodbye and starting fresh and new. Children may be hit hard as they adjust to changing […]

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Responding to Acts of Senseless Violence

Monday, March 26th, 2018

by Leslie Larsen, LCSW Take Care of Yourselves First, it is okay for us as adults to have intense feelings following tragic and senseless acts of violence, so find another supportive adult with whom you can share your feelings. Once you have released some of your own upset, you can be less reactive and more […]

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Bullying: A Deeper Perspective

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Article by Laura Amelia Gutierrez, MA October is Bullying Prevention Month, the month we also celebrate Halloween. This is fitting, as Halloween is a holiday that symbolizes the shadowy side of humanity. Sadly, bullying is a human behavior that has proven to have its evolutionary advantages. What advantages you ask? Research done on primates suggest […]

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Preventing Teen Suicide

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Article by Emmy Crouter, MSW It’s hard to ignore the news coverage of teen suicide in our country and in our state of Colorado. Teen suicide is on the rise, according to multiple studies, with a variety of factors being entertained as contributors. Thankfully teen suicide is preventable and there are many things you can […]

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Back to School! Strategies to Aid the Transition

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

By Leslie Larsen, LCSW I encourage you to begin taking steps now to help your family transition as smoothly as possible from summer to school. Get Back on Schedule Now is the perfect time to ease your children back into their school-year sleep routine. It is generally recommended that bed time and wake-up time be […]

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We Can All Take a Stand Against Child Abuse

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Written by Rachel Morici-Leirer, LPC April is national child abuse prevention month. Children are the most vulnerable, least powerful, and least likely to be able to protect themselves from a powerful adult. READ below in order to educate yourself and learn HOW TO TAKE A STAND & help prevent this abuse. First, it is important […]

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Easing the ‘Back to School’ Transition

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

By Rachel Morici, LPC As your child transitions back to school, you might experience worries, fears and challenges. As a parent, you have watched your child grow from a dependent innocent toddler to a unique independent and self-sufficient human being. It can be hard to hand that control over to the school and people we […]

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Increasing Parent/Child Connectivity

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By Leslie Larsen, LCSW Summertime is a great time to reconnect with your children! As I hit the trail for a quick jog I was engrossed in the beauty of Colorado at this time of year. For several moments I was flooded with visualizations of children and parents playing together. Suddenly I hear a boy […]

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Emotion Regulation in the Wild World of Parenting

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

By Lauren Johnson, MSW A common uniting experience amongst parents is that we all feel overwhelmed at times. Being a parent is an amazing journey that can push our buttons and leave us feeling tired, stressed, and sometimes triggered. We all feel the pressure to be the best parent for our children and never really […]

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Bullying: It’s Not Childsplay

Monday, October 12th, 2015

 By Lauren Johnson, MSW Bullying doesn’t just happen on the playground. Thanks to technology, it may be happening right under your nose. Do you currently know a child or adolescent that is being bullied in school? Chances are you or someone close to you has experienced bullying behaviors as the National Center for Education Statistics […]

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